Let's Light Up Ladner Village
Historic Ladner Village Needs You! Your legendary community pride will contribute in the transformation of the heart of Historic Ladner Village.
Imagine our Ladner Village, in conjunction with the beautification of Delta Street, lit up all winter long. Imagine the streets alive with musicians entertaining as you walk our Village with your family. Imagine artists creating in the plazas year round. Imagine historical reference points throughout the village, with placards commemorating different time periods in our wonderful history.
The Ladner Business Association (LBA) with the support of the Corporation of Delta, is asking you, it's citizens, property owners and businesses, to invest in the future of our village.
Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the lighting and three year maintenance for the trees on 48th Avenue, Delta Street and Haviland Street with clear LED lights to be installed by mid-Fall 2016. These lights would remain up for a minimum of five months of the year and would be timed to light the village from dusk to 11pm. Additionally, historic placards would be installed in Spring of 2017 to highlight some of the extensive history of our village. These placards will coincide with the walking map that is currently in development by the LBA.
The small, locally owned businesses depend on the support of the wonderful people of this town. Support Local Business! We thank you!
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Is there a breakdown of how the raised funds will be allocated?
Yes we have a plan to utilize the funds received. Through our research, we have determined the need for approximately 500 strings of lights to illuminate Ladner Village. Each string will cost $50.00. This cost includes purchase + labor, equipment & time to string up + maintenance, storage, annual testing, required re-stringing, and a contingency for potential vandalism. The remainder of the monies would go towards the purchase and installation of historical plaques commemorating our town’s wonderful heritage and buildings.
How many strings of lights are required?
Our best calculated estimation is 4 strings each for the newly planted trees on Delta Street, while the mature trees on 48A will need 10-12 strings each. We will loosely wrap the trunks to approximately 10 feet up on mature trees, and highest possible on the others, so visually they are congruent.
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*If our initial goal is not reached, we will phase in our improvements and projects incrementally, as funding allows. This could mean more than one phase to the project and we will keep collecting and working towards achieving our goal.
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Is there a document with the breakdown of where the money will be allocated? Is there somewhere to see the plan? Also how much of donated money goes towards gofundme?
Great idea but where is the money going - should there be insufficient funds?
I hope the stone clock will be staying in this plan. If it does and it will be maintained then I will donate. I have to say I'm not impressed with the trees that were decided on. I do like the lights idea though. Looking forward to seeing it finished.